I have always been a ‘people watcher’. If I go anywhere out of the house – I am most curious about what people are doing, acting like and saying – and nothing is more amusing to me then watching people at a crowded shopping mall or restaurant. Especially Christmas time. But because I can’t get my dear husband to step inside a mall at this time of year – if I go it is usually by myself or with my daughter.
The other day I got Greg really close – K&G menswear not far from Southcenter mall. They were having this ‘buy 1 get 2 free’ suit sale and EVERYONE was there. It’s interesting to watch men shop for clothes – and painful to watch them look for a suit – especially if they are by themselves with no female unit along side. Always quite amusing.
We finally found a couple of suits that would work for Greg (with some alteration) and he begrudgingly went to the men’s fitting room to try the pants on. The tailor had a measuring tape around his neck and a clipboard in his hand – and there must have been 20 guys in the back by the fitting room – waiting their turn to stand up next to the mirror and have the tailor ‘fix’ and measure them. So they would wait – with their new pants on and looking extremely uncomfortable standing there. Like lost little rabbits – all in a line – very funny and GREAT people watching opportunity for me 🙂
How different women are when they shop. We are much more private about it. We would never (and I mean never) stand in a line of 20 other women waiting for a tailor to ‘nip and tuck’ us a little. Nope – I can safely say that would NEVER happen. Did I say never? Women are very concerned about their shape, weight and how they appear in new clothes – and often won’t even venture out of the dressing room when trying something new on. If it isn’t working – we would NEVER subject a room full of strangers to it. Never.
So therefore I was highly amused at the ‘brave’ and ‘scared’ little rabbits all in a row – standing there because their girlfriend or wife made them. Guilty as charged.
But Greg did get two new suits for his birthday/Christmas this year – and he didn’t need much alteration at all – and what a great deal we got! Two suits for $150! And they’re really nice too!
Here’s hoping you have a fun day of ‘people watching’ if you’re in to that and get much amusement from it. Remember: someone is watching you too – make it good 🙂